Elmer v. Ross

Filing 9

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS recommending 1 Complaint Referred (42:1983) filed by Denny Elmer be dismissed. Objections to R&R due by 6/25/2009. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on June 8, 2009. (cap)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION DENNY ELMER v. HEATH ROSS, Hempstead County Sheriff's Office Civil No. 4:09-cv-04002 DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE Plaintiff, Denny Elmer, filed this case pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 1983. He proceeds pro se and in forma pauperis. Pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1) and (3)(2007), the Honorable Harry F. Barnes, United States District Judge, referred this case to the undersigned for the purpose of making a report and recommendation. On April 2, 2009, I entered an order (Doc. 5) directing Plaintiff to complete, sign and return an attached addendum to his complaint. The addendum was to be returned by April 30, 2009. On April 17, 2009, a docket entry was made that the court's order had been returned as undeliverable with a notation that Plaintiff was no longer incarcerated at the Hempstead County Detention Center. Plaintiff had failed to notify the court of his change in address. However, court staff obtained from detention center officials the home address Plaintiff provided when he was booked in. A change of address was entered on Plaintiff's behalf (Doc. 8). Plaintiff was given an extension of time until May 19, 2009, to complete and return the addendum (Doc. 8). All documents returned as undeliverable were resent to the Plaintiff. To date, the Plaintiff has failed to respond to the addendum. No mail sent to the home address has been returned as undeliverable. Plaintiff has not requested an extension of time to file the addendum. Plaintiff has not communicated with the court in anyway. I therefore recommend Plaintiff's claims be dismissed on the grounds he has failed to prosecute this action and comply with the order of the court. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Plaintiff has ten days from receipt of the report and recommendation in which to file written objections pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1). The failure to file timely objections may result in waiver of the right to appeal questions of fact. Plaintiff is reminded that objections must be both timely and specific to trigger de novo review by the district court. DATED this 8th day of June 2009. /s/ Barry A. Bryant BARRY A. BRYANT UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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